We all dread Mondays at some point. Sometimes weekends feel like a Friday afternoon, and within no time, you’ll be talking about Monday. Monday blues can make you feel anxious and depressed and make it difficult to slide into a productive working week after a two-day break.
In this article, I have curated a list of motivation tips to keep you focused and productive. So if you have been feeling sluggish, uncomfortable, and a whole mix of overwhelming feelings on Mondays, you have come to the right place. So, let’s get straight to it.
- Get to bed early and avoid gadgets
The best time to prepare for the day ahead is to take care of the night before. You need to start your week feeling well-rested and relaxed. Make sure that you go to bed at a good time and limit your screen time by at least an hour before bedtime to achieve a good night’s sleep.
- Make a list of good things
If you thought Monday is not a good day to celebrate good things in life, then you need to think again. Motivate yourself by making a list of at least four things that excite you and look forward to achieving in a new week.
- Make someone else happy
When you feel overwhelmed with the Monday blues, try making someone else happy. Show a kind gesture to someone next to you and watch the smile. That gesture alone is enough to help you look forward to a good Monday.
- Wake up early
Nothing messes up any day, like waking up late. So be careful not to press the snooze button too many times, lest you wake up feeling rushed. Have your phone out of your arm’s reach so that you can only turn it off or snooze when you physically walk to where it is placed.
- Don’t forget your workout routine
A strict workout routine can help ease you into the day. Even if you feel sluggish and lazy on a Monday morning, do not skip your workout. When you exercise, your body releases vital hormones that are vital to your body, mind, and overall mood.
- Create a light to-do-list
Your to-do list should include sets of achievable goals to boost your overall sense of morale and motivation. It’s normal to have the urge to make your first day of the week as productive as possible, you wouldn’t want to overburden your mind on the first week of the week. So keep it light and avoid pushing your limits.